Green Plantain (Apem)
Plantains are considered a super food. They have more than twenty times the amount of vitamin A, about three times the vitamin C, double the magnesium, and almost twice the potassium as the common banana.
The Green plantain must be cooked to be truly edible. They can be fried, boiled, baked, pickled and grilled. Since green plantains are very hard and starchy. Green plantains, in fact are the chosen plantain for fried plantain chips. Pair with savory herbs, garlic, pork, poultry, both rich and mild cheese, other starchy vegetables such as corn and shelling beans, tropical fruits, cream, chiles, cumin and curry. In Ghana, it is used in the preparation of fufu; a local meal.